# An eagle is flying horizontally at 9.0 m/s with a fish in its claws. It accidentally drops the fish. (a) How much time passes before the fish's speed doubles? (b) How much additional time would be required for the speed to double again?

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An eagle is flying horizontally at 9.0 m/s with a fish in its claws. It accidentally drops the fish. (a) How much time passes before the fish's speed doubles? (b) How much additional time would be required for the speed to double again?

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Step 1

The fish is initially moving horizontally at 9.0 m/s with no vertical velocity. When the eagle drops the fish then fish is accelerated downward by gravity at 9.8 m/s2.

Step 2

Part (a): Time passes before the fish's speed gets double.

Final speed

Step 3

uy is vertical speed. N...

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